Charles Spurgeon was a large Englishman, with a soft heart and a booming voice, who preached to millions starting at a very early age. Many call him the “prince of preachers.”
He had breathtaking wealth, and spent it all on others—fighting slavery in the U.S. and the Opium trade in China, and beginning 66 ministries.
His life was short—only 57 years—and spent it all on preaching the Bible, often to some of the largest recorded gatherings in English history. He pastored the largest Protestant church in London in his time.
He had a happy heart, often plagued by depression, which was entirely consumed with love for Jesus Christ, whom he was so eager to share with the world.
Charles had a loud mouth, with which he could speak to 12,000 people without a microphone or anything of the sort—and he used it to bring people life, the life he found in the Word of God, and its message about Jesus Christ.
He had a fantastically imaginative mind, with which he churned out writings and reflections which are still unmatched in volume by any other preacher today.
Most of all, he had love. He had love for God and love for others, which God himself powerfully planted in his heart by the Holy Spirit when Spurgeon was just 15. This spark God began in Spurgeon’s heart still kindles new love for Jesus and the Word of God in many hearts today.